DELTA MISSISSIPPI TEA CAKES

  Yesterday I received a request from my childhood friend Willie, who asked me for a tea cake recipe. I think he is trying to impress a couple of sisters at the Baptist Church.  He ya go Willie. Tea cakes are a semi-sweet bread that tastes and looks like a cross between a fluffy cookie…

SHRIMP STUFFED PINEAPPLE BOAT

A shrimp stuffed pineapple is a perfect lunch dish.   The ingredients are shrimp, coconut rice, and pineapple salsa. PINEAPPLE SALSA: 1 pineapple cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the pineapple flesh.  Chop up the pineapple and dump the pineapple flesh, about into a bowl. Add the juice of 2 limes and the zest of 1…

PICCALILLI

Piccalilli is a sweet and savory relish sweet dessert or new kind of chow-chow. Piccalilli is a southwestern condiment. 1 small red bell pepper, 1 small orange bell pepper, 12 green tomatoes, chopped, 2 red onions, 1 cup celery, 2 jalapeno peppers, 1 small head of cauliflower, 3 Persian cucumbers, 1 cup Cajun seasoning salt,…

FOOTBALL SUNDAY AFC AND NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

I recently had fried chicken; I had three short thighs leftover.  It’s time to repurpose, I am making chicken dip and taking it to the 2020 Championship Game Sunday.  The Chiefs and Titians will play for the AFC title. The 49ers and Packers will play for the NFC title.  I picked the Chiefs to go…

ESSIE MAE’S BROILER FRIED CHICKEN

My mamma would fry chicken in the broiler.  What made this chicken so special was all the butter and garlic on the beautifully browned chicken topped with a light sauce.  I have not eaten or even thought about this dish is over 50-years. I was talking with my sister/cousin Stella, and we both reminisce about…

CATHEAD BISCUITS

Today’s WOW for me is a fried pork chop, grits, over-easy eggs, cathead buttermilk biscuits, Bear Rabbit syrup, orange juice, and coffee. I know this is a lot of carbs, but this dish is so good for me because it brings back good memories. I lived in Sacramento, California, for approximately 2 years.  That was…

SWEET AND SAVORY

Eating carrots is nutritious. Moderate intake of carrots contain antioxidants that might improve your heart, reduce inflammation,  and may promote weight loss. PURPLE CARROT HUMMUS 1 pound purple carrots, 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup carrot juice, 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter, 1/2 cup sesame paste, 2 garlic cloves,…

TOAST

This toast looks like any other stuffed french toast, the secret is what’s inside and on top! STUFFED FRENCH TOAST 8-slices (2-inch) egg bread, 16-ounces whipped cream cheese, 10-ounces orange marmalade, 6 beaten eggs, 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1 tablespoon orange liqueur, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 4 cups…

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL CHEESE BALL

Are you ready for some football?  This weekend is the Divisional Playoffs. These are my predictions.  Saturday 01/11 Vikings vs. 49ers. The Vikings stole the game from the Saints with an offensive pass interference call in overtime not being called.  I am going into this game with tight jaws screaming get em Garoppolo. The 49ers…

MACAROON COOKIES

  These were my Daddy’s favorite cookies.  If you like macaroon cookies, this recipe is easy and delicious and will become one of your favorites too.  If you have a chocolate lover in the house, add a milk or dark chocolate candy kiss to the center after they have cooled slightly. MACAROON COOKIES 2 (…

BBQ TROTTERS

BBQ TROTTERS 4 pig feet, 2 green onions, chopped, 1 medium white onion, chopped, 1 celery stalk, chopped, 2 bay leaves, 1 tablespoon Worchester sauce, 1 tablespoon crushed red peppers flakes, 2 tablespoons seasoning salt, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 2 tablespoons granulated garlic, 1/2 – 3/4 cups water Have the butcher cut the feet in…

MOUTHWATERING PACOIMA RED POZOLE

  It’s time to cook comfort food.  The perfect dish to serve on a cold day is Red Pozole (pronounced poh-soh-lay). Serve with warm flour tortillas, garnish with shredded cabbage, shredded lettuce, avocado slices, sliced radishes, cilantro, tomatoes, crumbled cheese, and a dollop of sour cream.  Has your mouth started to water…well it will! 2…